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Ethel Lake Report
« on: January 02, 2014, 05:18:58 PM »
Sam and I hit Ethel Lake today, got up good and early and were on the lake just after sun up but all for nothing. We didn't make it 200 yards on the lake and hit some wicked bad over flow. Dropped the Duramax in hard. Spent the next 45 min shovelling it out. I was starting to get worried, the longer I rocked it back and forth the more she settled in and the water was getting deeper. Finally I got it cleaned out enough and made it out, I was starting to get quite concerned. So we headed back home and grabbed the doo and quad and headed back out. Were back on and fishing by 10:30 and fished a few spots until late afternoon. Pretty slow again, got three really nice jumbo's and one hammer handle. At least we had some horderves before supper lol..

Again the over flow was bad, there were a couple guys out with a little Nissan that made it out about a 1/2 mile, they stayed on an old track but just a warning access is very limited. There is only about 10" of good ice under the snow.
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Re: Ethel Lake Report
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 06:19:34 PM »
Same report for Sylvan was out yesterday morning lots of overflow 12" of ice, 3 small whitefish in about 2 hours.

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Re: Ethel Lake Report
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 06:56:50 PM »
Good report, Walleyes.   :)
Not the first time that Duramax has been stuck and won't be the last.  I remember an evening last spring.....
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Re: Ethel Lake Report
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 07:13:13 PM »
Good report, Walleyes.   :)
Not the first time that Duramax has been stuck and won't be the last.  I remember an evening last spring.....

Lol,, yes,, she digs herself in deep sometimes..

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Re: Ethel Lake Report
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2014, 08:42:07 AM »
Wonder if they make floating ice huts... :o Another year of crappy ice conditions.
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Re: Ethel Lake Report
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 12:12:23 AM »
I heard Ethel has some nice perch.  Are they hard to find or could a guy going there for the first time have a chance at catching a few.  Just wondering incase we're having a bad day laker fishing on Cold we could swing over to Ethel.
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Re: Ethel Lake Report
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 09:12:06 AM »
I heard Ethel has some nice perch.  Are they hard to find or could a guy going there for the first time have a chance at catching a few.  Just wondering incase we're having a bad day laker fishing on Cold we could swing over to Ethel.

Yah I don't think they are too hard to find, I am by no means an authority on Ethel only been out there a couple times myself. Most people seem to stick along the east shore which is the shoreline you come on the lake. It seems to have the best depth. I have explored the west and south shores but they seem to be quite shallow. What I have caught on the lake are nice sized Perch,, not 2lber's or anything but decent fish. With some time, sunshine and good transportation I am sure a guy could get on them..

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Re: Ethel Lake Report
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 06:47:33 PM »
The biggest perch netted in the F&W FWIN test netting program was from Ethel Lake in 2007.
Length was 425 mm or 16.73 inches.  That is a whopper jumbo perch.
The nets did not show the average to be all that big but I guess you never know what you might pull out.
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Re: Ethel Lake Report
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2014, 07:16:09 PM »
16 3/4" perch.. :o..wow
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Re: Ethel Lake Report
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2014, 08:20:21 PM »
16 3/4" perch.. :o..wow

That's a goooder for sure but are they now gonna issue tags for perch?

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Re: Ethel Lake Report
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2014, 08:34:47 PM »
That's a goooder for sure but are they now gonna issue tags for perch?

You know it sonny,, it won't be long..

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Re: Ethel Lake Report
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2014, 01:57:12 PM »
Hey walleyes how are the lakes up in your area for snow depth? To much for the quad? Or do I need the sled?

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Re: Ethel Lake Report
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2014, 04:31:34 PM »
Hey walleyes how are the lakes up in your area for snow depth? To much for the quad? Or do I need the sled?

You can get around,, it's getting deeper by the day but still doable, for now lol..

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Re: Ethel Lake Report
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2014, 12:45:04 AM »
Wow that is a huge perch.  Removed by a net, sad.  Thanks for the info.
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